London: Ishant Sharma will put together for India’s tour of England this summer time by linking up with English county aspect Sussex for the primary two months of the season.Only three Indian seamers have taken greater than the 234 Test wickets Ishant has claimed and he’s anticipated to be half of the squad for the five-match sequence in opposition to England in August and September.
The 29-year-old will be a part of Sussex till June four and will probably be obtainable for the county’s first 5 County Championship division two matches and all eight of their group fixtures within the Royal London One-Day Cup.
“It’s a great honour to represent Sussex CCC, the oldest first-class county, and I am looking forward with excitement to my maiden stint in county cricket,” mentioned Ishant, who additionally has 115 one-day and eight Twenty20 worldwide wickets.
Ishant provides worthwhile expertise to Sussex’s quick bowling shares within the absence of Chris Jordan and Jofra Archer, each of whom will probably be on the Indian Premier League.
Sussex director of cricket Keith Greenfield mentioned: “Once Jofra and CJ had been picked up within the IPL draft, it turned essential to signal an skilled international-quality seam bowler who may present worthwhile assist and know-how to the remaining of the seamers.
“Ishant has the attributes to be very profitable in early season English circumstances and an important function mannequin. He suits the invoice completely.”
First Published: February 15, 2018, 7:17 PM IST